NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 30: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles during the second half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Center on January 30, 2023 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets won 121-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!   It’s Davey Mac here with the first Sports Report of the week for ya!   Plenty of All Star action and a Yankee update!   But first!   Breaking news outta the NBA!

The Brooklyn Nets have traded superstar Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks…where he’ll join the Mavs’ emerging megastar in Luka Doncic.  Brooklyn will receive Dorian Finney-Smith,Spencer Dinwiddie, and three draft picks . . . including a future first-rounder.

Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – FEBRUARY 01: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles against the Boston Celtics during the first half at TD Garden on February 01, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 

 

Now, incredibly, the Nets are fourth in the Eastern Conference at 32 and 20 and are expecting superstar Kevin Durant back in a week…so some experts are finding this move puzzling…word on the street is that the Nets will look to trade Durant as well.

Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 21: Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets look on during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center on October 21, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

 

 

End of a crazy era…where the Nets tried like hell to get that three-superstar team…they had Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie for the one season…but Kyrie got hurt in the playoff series against the Celtics and that was that.   Soon after, Harden would demand a trade to the 76’ers…and now Kyrie is on his way to Dallas.   Insane.

Miami Heat v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 25: James Harden #13, Kevin Durant #7, and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets high-five after coming off the court during the second half against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on January 25, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets won 98-85. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

 

 

At the end of the day, this is a risky move for the Mavericks.   If history is any indicator, look for the trade to pay dividends early and Kyrie to play well at the beginning of his Dallas tenure.   But then…after some time goes by…will Kyrie grow discontent on what is now his fourth team (after asking to be traded from the Cavs, Celtics, and now Nets)?   It’s a story we’ll keep our eye on!

Dallas Mavericks v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 27: Kevin Durant #7 talks with Ben Simmons #10 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at Barclays Center on October 27, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Mavericks won 129-125. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

 

 

Coming up on today’s Davey Mac Sports Report:

  • Knicks beat 76’ers
  • NFC wins Pro Bowl Games—Eli Manning winning coach
  • Atlantic Division wins NHL All Star Game
  • Yankees won’t allow Severino to pitch in WBC

  • Knicks Beat Philly

    As for the games…the Knicks (7th in the East) were in action yesterday against the 76’ers (3rd in the East)…and the Knicks grabbed a big win against Philly. Knicks, 108…Sixers, 97. Julius Randle had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in the victory.

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 05: Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks passes the ball in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on February 05, 2023 in New York City. The New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 108-97. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • NFC Defeats AFC In Pro Bowl Games

    Yesterday was the first-ever Pro Bowl Games and I have to tell you…I think the NFL finally discovered something.   It was a series of three flag football games combined with skills challenges for linemen and other positions…and it was pretty cool.   The NFC ended up beating the AFC…with Eli Manning the victorious head coach over his brother Peyton.   Pretty fun.

    2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 05: AFC head coach Peyton Manning and NFC head coach Eli Manning meet on the field after the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games at Allegiant Stadium on February 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

  • Atlantic Div. Wins NHL All Star Game

    The NHL All Star Games was Saturday…and the Atlantic Division beat the Central Division, 7 to 5, to win the whole thing.   Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk was named the MVP after getting a goal and an assist in the final and three goals in the semifinal.

    2023 NHL All-Star

    SUNRISE, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 04: Matthew Tkachuk #19 of the Florida Panthers poses with a Honda after winning the MVP award in the 2023 NHL All-Star Game between the Central Division and the Atlantic Division at FLA Live Arena on February 04, 2023 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Yanks' Severino Won't Pitch In WBC

    Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman confirmed this weekend that right-hander Luis Severino won’t pitch in the World Baseball Classic.   Severino was planning to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the WBC, a tournament that begins next month.

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